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Summary

Board of Regents passes resolution selecting the south half of the "Mall," between Ninth and Twelfth streets, as the site for the Smithsonian Institution Building. A committee is appointed to communicate this resolution to the President of the United States.

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States President

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • A copy of this report can be found in, Smithsonian Institution Report, 1846-52.
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 834.
  • Report from The Board of Regents, submitted to Congress, Of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Smithsonian Institution. 29th Cong., 2nd Sess., March 3, 1847. S. Rept. 211, p. 17.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December 23, 1846

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Buildings

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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